PG&E Calls off planned Power Shutoffs to some areas - *Updated* List/Map of Affected Areas

November 18, 2019
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UPDATED: 12:35 p.m. Wednesday November 20th, 2019 - Latest news here.

Citing improving weather conditions, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says it will not shut off power Wednesday to 83,000 customers in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba and western Sonoma counties.

PG&E is montoring strong winds that might force possible power shutoffs for Northern California customers starting Wednesday morning November 20th in phases throughout the day until 4 p.m. PG&E said its goal is to return power to customers by the end of day Thursday.

Source credit: KCRA News Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said it may cut off power to roughly 303,000 customers across 25 counties in California this week to reduce the risk of the utility's equipment sparking a wildfire.

PG&E said a strong offshore wind early Wednesday morning and dry conditions may lead to power shutoffs for customers in the Sierra Foothills, the North Valley, North Bay and other parts of the Bay Area. Customers that could be impacted in those regions were notified Monday morning.

 

By Monday night, the potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs were expanded to include Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo. Customers that could be impacted in those regions were notified Monday afternoon.

Shutoffs would begin Wednesday morning if they're enacted. PG&E said its goal would be to return power to customers by Monday.

"If PG&E calls the PSPS, the shutoffs will take place in phases beginning Wednesday morning through early afternoon, based on local weather conditions," the utility said in a news release Monday night.

The shutoffs are part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, which is designed to reduce the threat of wildfires that could be sparked by lines brought down in gusting winds. PG&E's equipment has been blamed for causing a series of destructive wildfires in recent years.

Scroll and zoom to see if your area is affected with interactive map below:

Link to Potential PG&E Midweek Power Shutoffs here

The counties that could be impacted are:

Butte

Colusa

El Dorado

Glenn

Lake

Mendocino

Napa

Nevada

Placer

Plumas

Shasta

Sierra

Solano

Sonoma

Sutter

Tehama

Trinity

Yolo

Yuba

Customers that could be affected by the shutoffs will receive notification about 48 hours prior to the shutoffs starting Monday, PG&E said.

High winds of up to 25 mph, with gusts ranging from 30 to 50 mph are expected, according to PG&E's meteorology team.

Updates on PG&E site here

Want to get notifications, but you’re not listed on the account? www.pge.com/pspszipcodealerts

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